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By Brianna Wray
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Plum-Apple Cobbler

 

January 21, 2021

All sorts of stories aim to explain how this dessert got its name, but we have not come to any consensus (according to Wikipedia, anyway). I’ve heard the pastries were invented by a shoemaker’s wife who stared down the cobblestone lane waiting for her sweet to return. She put together a smattering of sweet and tart fruits for her husband, the cobbler, to gobble.

Similar desserts have been and are still called by various names such as tart, pie, etc., with only subtle differences between them. There are people in the south who will argue all day about acceptable crust composition, wheth...



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